Statistics suggest that traveling at a high speed is one of the most dangerous things you can do when behind the wheel and can result in a serious San Diego car accident.  No matter where you are driving, you should always be aware of how fast you are driving.

When to Slow Down

There are many situations in which you should exercise extreme caution and reduce your speed. Here are four of the most common:

  • In bad weather. Besides producing wet and slippery road conditions, bad weather can reduce your visibility. Driving slower than normal will help you respond and avoid sudden road dangers.
  • Heavy traffic. Southern California is known for its heavy traffic. It’s much more difficult to navigate your vehicle when the freeways and roads are congested. Again, you should drive slower than normal. Avoid the “Number 1 Lane” if you choose to drive slower than other traffic.
  • Near children and schools. No matter where you are at, if there are children about, you should always reduce your speed, especially near schools. The speed limit is 25 mph within 500 to 1,000 feet of a school, unless otherwise posted. When near a school, be on the lookout for other pedestrians, bicyclists, crossing guards and stopped school buses.
  • Buses, trucks, and towing vehicles. You should never assume drivers of large vehicles can see you. Their blind spots are much larger than the average vehicle. You could easily lose control of your vehicle in the event a bus, large truck, or tow vehicle makes a sudden lane change.

When Another Driver is Responsible for Your Injuries

Unfortunately, no matter how safe of a driver you are, the negligence of another driver can result in you or a loved one suffering a serious injury. Keith J. Stone is experienced in handling all types of motorized vehicle accidents and can help you hold the responsible party liable for your injuries.

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If you have been injured in an auto accident, call San Diego auto accident attorney Keith J. Stone at (619) 531-2022 or 888-59-HELP-NOW. His goal is to get you the medical care and compensation you deserve.

The San Diego-based Office of attorney Keith J. Stone serves the following areas in Southern California:

San Diego, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties including the cities of:

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Keith J. Stone also handles cases originating elsewhere in California and across the USA.